Celebration time for skate ramp launch

Winthorpe Skateramp
Winthorpe Skateramp

Boarders whizzed back and forth as beats blasted from the sound system at the action packed launch of Winthorpe skate ramp.

A street artist and dance group added to the energetic vibe as the celebration got into full swing.

Special guests Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness Carl and Fay Macey cut the ribbon amid loud cheers to really get the party started at the village park.

Winthorpe Community Partnership secured a £12,000 grant for the ramp from the People’s Health Trust.

The successful funding bid was put together over 18 months and was part of an £18,900 award from the charity.

The rest of the money was used to set up a lunch club at Winthorpe Community Hall and provide printing equipment.

The 30ft ramp has been in place for a month at the recreation ground on Church Lane to the delight of local skateboarders.

Partnership secretary Jodi Bradbury said: “The kids absolutely love the skate ramp.

“I have never seen the park used as much as it is now. The whole community has really come out and supported the new ramp .

“Without the people of Winthorpe this would never have happened. Who knows what the future holds if we keep working together in partnership.”

Street artist James Mayle helped children spray paint the ramp and dance group Top Limitz performed a sequence of vibrant routines.

Coun Macey said: “I know that the community partnership had been working on this for quite a long time and should be very proud.”

He added: “There had been ongoing issues with anti social behaviour and there was a need for something more for the older children to do.

“They had been travelling all the way to Mablethorpe to go skateboarding and are over the moon to have something like this.”